Lu Qi  

Research Scholar

The University of California, Merced

Email: qqlu1992 [at]


I am a Research Scholar at the EECS Department of UC Merced, advised by Prof. Ming-Hsuan Yang. I finished my Ph.D. and M.E. degrees at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (supervised by Prof. Jiaya Jia) and the Institute of Automation of The Chinese Academy of Sciences (supervised by Prof. Hong Qiao). I obtained a B.E. degree in Automation and a B.S. dual degree in Financial Mathematics from Shandong University in 2014.

My research interest includes instance-level recognition (object detection, instance segmentation, panoptic segmentation) and cross-modality learning. I also participated in some generation projects like image synthesis, image coloring, inpainting, or super-resolution.

Publications[Google Scholar]


Professional Activities

Honors & Awards

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship (231 candidates in Hong Kong) 2017-2021
The President Scholarship of Shandong University (highest honor) 2013
Baogang Steel Scholarship (top 0.5%) 2013
Excellent Student in Shandong Province 2013
National Scholarship (thrice) 2011-2013

Research Experiences


CSCI1120 Introduction to C++Fall2019-2020
CSCI2100B Data StructureSpring2018-2019
ENGG1100 Introduction to Engineering DesignFall2018-2019
CSCI3120 Compile ConstructionSpring2017-2018